Footwear Design Master's Course

Fashion Design Footwear Design Master’s Course Enroll online
Master's Course
Admission Requirements
First Level Academic Diploma (180 CFA), Bachelor’s or other degree
Course duration
9 months

This Master aims to train skilled professionals capable of managing the design and production of footwear collections, from both a stylistic and technical perspectiveThe course will support students in the research and analysis of fashion trends and in all stages of product development: from concept study to the research of materials, stylistic design and sampling – all through the lens of pattern making.


Students of this course will acquire advanced knowledge of supply chain processes and product components. Taught with the use of innovative digital information technologies (2D/3D), they will develop practical skills and learn the procedures implemented in the fashion industry.


Your academic journey

Training activities are built around the following main areas: Accessory Design, Pattern Making, Culture of Fashion Materials, Drawing techniques and technologies, and Digital Modelling Techniques.


  • Textile Culture
  • Graphic Design
  • Pattern Making
  • Latest Trends in Visual Arts
  • Drawing techniques and technologies
  • Advertising Communication

Final exam

The final exam is structured in two parts, consisting of a written thesis to present the theoretical topics and a practical exam.

How to enroll

  • Click on the ENROLL ONLINE option at the top left of this page
  • Fill out the form, and an Admissions advisor will be in touch with you.

You can request more information by booking a virtual or on-site appointment, or by registering to attend the Open Day.


Experience, work and learn

Our teaching method stimulates engagement and active learning. Students can experience and learn in an ever moving open lab, with actual projects and role-playing activities. 30% Lectures, classroom activities, reading and studying, 70% Practice, labs, creation and presentation of personal projects, workshops.


30% Lectures, classroom activities, reading and studying

70% Hands-on activities, workshops, production and presentation of personal projects, workshops

After graduation

As a graduate of IUAD’s Master in Footwear Design, you will be a highly skilled professional with specialized technical knowledge that will enable you to access a wide range of jobs: in style departments, product offices, pattern making and sampling departments of footwear companies of all sizes, as well as in technical consulting firms.

In addition, our graduates will be able to work as freelance technical consultants due to their expertise in designing and technically developing a fashion product, from concept creation to all stages of the supply chain.



IUAD partners with Piattaforma Sistema Formativo Moda, Graduate Fashion Foundation, Assocalzaturifici and Cec-European Confederation of the Footwear Industry.


Financial aid

Payment in installments

It is possible to split the tuition fee into smaller installments.
The fee includes handouts, use of labs and software.


If you reside in the south of Italy and are enrolled in one of our specialized courses recognized by MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research), you can apply for the StudioSì loan of up to 50,000 euros.


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